Why did teleportation become such a popular choice for moving in VR games? It's almost never the right decision.
Cat's giving me lots of head pats tonight.
Spent some time working on a new order entry interface for Typica. I want to make this both much simpler than currently exists and also add more features. This might seem like a contradiction, but if I'm willing to redesign this aspect from scratch it isn't.
Bakery across the street gave my shop a free box of donuts as thanks for our help with their coffee emergency earlier in the day. Hopefully people noticed that the coffee was a huge upgrade from their usual fare and they set up a wholesale account to buy my coffee regularly, but I'm not going to hold my breath on that one.
I got a phone call from my mother this morning. It was a wrong number.
don't even tell people to join mastodon. just tell them to join the instance you're on/an instance you like without any further explanation. they'll figure it out.
Okay, this is odd. Apparently if I plug a PS4 controller into my laptop to charge while I'm playing a game the touch area is picked up both by the PS4 and as a mouse on the laptop.
pet the cat
Okay, crazy thought here, but what if the people who buy/run/make policy decisions about web sites started by, you know, using that site and having some kind of awareness of what it is? Oh, who am I kidding, hey yahoo, want to buy my Mastodon instance?
Just because all the articles about fixing your finger nails are apparently written for women doesn't mean that men can't also fix their nails. Saving yourself some pain while that heals doesn't make you any less of a man.
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content warnings are about letting people opt in to viewing a post, not about hiding it
there's nothing wrong with a long content warning (or with a "long" content warning :D )
remember the federated and local timelines exist! you don't need to interact with them, but anything you post with a "public" setting will appear there! if you don't want this to happen, you can post unlisted, and the post can still be boosted and seen by people who don't follow you!
you don't owe anyone a follow; if you don't feel comfortable following them for any reason, you don't have to - even if it's not their fault
(the same applies to interaction of all kinds)
and finally, feel free to explore! no one will be upset if you try out a new instance, or a new name, or a new anything! <3
(oh, and you can stop your posts, and by extension people's replies to your posts, from appearing in search engines in your settings!)
The other night I was playing around with my new seaboard and there was one bit that I thought sounded really nice. I wish I were recording, but at least I sort of remember what I was doing so maybe I can record something similar.
Put the box at one end of the warehouse, pick out the stuff that goes into the box. As you find it, do your best impression of a quarterback throwing product to the box. This is not a good way to pack orders.
Today's candy order was poorly packed. It's a good thing I don't need the display boxes because most of them have fallen apart. At least the product is intact and matches the packing slip.
So here's a thing I don't get: how do web devs find hundreds or even thousands of tiny single function npm dependencies to quilt into their projects such that it isn't just faster to write their own code?